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VNChannels Web Client User Manual

Updated till 1.1 version

Channels

Channels can be private and public. Private channels are located in PRIVATE CHANNELS list and public channels - in PUBLIC CHANNELS list:

Any channel looks as follows in a list, for example:

Where:

Number Description
1 The figure displays the number of unread topics in the channel. The picture is the channel avatar
2 The channel name
3 The left figure displays the number of unread topics and the right figure displays the total number of topics in the channel

Create a channel

Only Channels Moderator can create channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Click the plus icon and click Create new channel:

  3. Enter a channel name to Channel name field. If you want to add the avatar photo for the channel, click the avatar icon:

    Then click UPLOAD, select required photo/image, and click DONE.

  4. Add the channel description to Channel description field if you want.

  5. Select required type of the channel in Channel type block:

    • Public - if you want all users of VNCtalk to see the channel;
    • Private - if you want only the channel users to see the channel.
  6. To add user(s) to the channel, click Invite users:

  7. Select required role for user(s): Moderator or Participant:

  8. Click required user(s) or use the search field to find required user(s).

  9. Click SELECT. Add a tag name to Tags field if you want or select it from the appeared list.
  10. Click CREATE. If your channel is public, you should see it in PUBLIC CHANNELS block:

    If your channel is private, you should see it in PRIVATE CHANNELS block:

Search for a channel

If you need to search for a particular channel, enter the channel name to the following search field and click Enter:

Pin a channel

If you want a channel to be in the first place in the channels list, you can pin it:

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Pin channel:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click Pin channel:

    You should see the pin icon next to the channel:

Edit a channel information

Only Channels Moderator can edit channels information.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Edit channel:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click Edit channel:

  4. Update the channel information and click UPDATE.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Copy link:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click Copy link:

Subscribe/unsubscribe to/from a channel

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click:

    • Subscribe to the channel:

    • Unsubscribe from the channel:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click:

    • Subscribe to the channel:

    • Unsubscribe from the channel:

Mute/unmute a channel

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click:

    • Mute channel:

    • Unmute channel:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click:

    • Mute channel:

    • Unmute channel:

Add a user to a channel

Only Channels Moderator can add users to channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu and click Channel info:

  4. Click the plus icon:

  5. Select required role for user(s): Moderator or Participant:

  6. Click required user(s) or use the search field to find required user(s).

  7. Click SELECT.

Remove a user from a channel

Only Channels Moderator can remove users from channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu and click Channel info:

  4. Click the plus icon:

  5. Click the cross button on required user:

  6. Click SELECT.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Send to:

    Or click the channel, then click the kebab menu and click Send to:

  4. Use the search field to search for required user. Then click the user.

  5. Click SEND.

Archive a channel

Only Channels Moderator can archive channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Archive channels:

    Or you can click the channel, then click the kebab menu, and click Archive channels:

  4. Confirm that you want to archive the channel, click ARCHIVE in the modal window. After you archive a channel, it will be available in Archive. To access it, click the cogwheel and click Archive:

And click Channels tab:

Unarchive a channel

Only Channels Moderator can archive channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Click the cogwheel and click Archive:

  3. Click Channels tab:

  4. Use the search field to search for the channel, which you want to unarchive.

  5. Hold the pointer over the channel and click Unarchive channel:

    Or you can just click the following icon:

  6. Confirm that you want to unarchive the channel, click UNARCHIVE. The unarchived channel should be available in the list of channels.

Delete a channel

Only Channels Moderator can archive channels.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and hold the pointer over it.

  3. Click the kebab menu next to the channel and click Delete channels:

  4. Confirm that you want to delete the channel, click DELETE in the modal window. You should see the following notification:

    Channel deleted

    After you delete the channel, it will be available in Archive. To access it, click the cogwheel icon and click Archive:

    Click Channels tab:

Topics

Create a topic in a channel

  1. Click Channels:

  2. If it is a new channel and there are no topics, click the channel and click CREATE A TOPIC:

    If there is at least 1 topic in the channel, click the plus icon and click Create new topic:

  3. Enter a topic name to Topic name field. If you need to add the topic header, just select required image/photo and drag and drop it into Header field:

  4. Select the channel where you want to create the topic from Post topic in channel drop-down menu.

  5. Add a tag name to Tags field if you want or select it from the appeared list.
  6. If you want nobody to comment the topic, tick Disable comments checkbox.
  7. If you want
  8. To upload a file, click Upload:

    If you upload many files, you can track the loading process:

  9. Add the topic description to Topic description. Also you can enter @ to mention somebody in the description.

  10. Click CREATE. You should see the topic in the channel, for example:

Search for a topic

If you need to search for a particular topic, enter the topic name to the following search field and click Enter:

Edit a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Edit topic:

    Or you can click the topic, then click the kebab menu, and click Edit topic:

  4. Edit the topic information and click UPDATE.

Upload a file to a topic

It is possible to upload only 5 files at once.

If you need to upload a file to a created topic, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Add files:

    Or you can click the topic, then click the kebab menu, and click Add files:

  4. Select required file. You should see the following notification:

    File uploaded! Click here to check.

    All uploaded files are visible in Attachments section under the topic:

    Also to check the uploaded file, click the topic, then click Files:

    Then you should see the list of added files:

Rename a file in a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click required topic and click Files:

  4. Hold the pointer over the file, which you want to rename, click the kebab menu next to it, and click Rename:

  5. Rename the file and click the check mark next to it:

Download a file from a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click required topic and find the file, which you want to download, in Attachments section:

  4. Hold the pointer over the file, click the kebab menu, and click Download:

    Or you can click Files:

    Then hold the pointer over the file, which you want to download, click the kebab menu next to it, and click Download:

Email a file from a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click required topic and click Files:

  4. Hold the pointer over the file, which you want to email, click the kebab menu next to it, and click Email to a Friend:

  5. Fill in the fields. To and Subject fields are required.

  6. Click SEND.

Delete a file from a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click required topic and click Files:

  4. Hold the pointer over the file, which you want to email, click the kebab menu next to it, and click Delete:

    You should see the following notification:

    File Deleted Successfully

Subscribe/unsubscribe to/from a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click:

    • Subscribe to the topic:

    • Unsubscribe from the topic:

    Or you can click the topic and click:

    • Subscribe to the topic:

    • Unsubscribe from the topic:

Mark a topic as read/unread

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click:

    • Mark as read:

    • Mark as unread:

    Or you can click the topic and click:

    • Mark as read:

    • Mark as unread:

Archive a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Archive topic:

    Or you can click the topic, then click the kebab menu, and click Archive topic:

  4. Confirm that you want to archive the topic, click ARCHIVE in the modal window. The channel will be available in "Archive" list.

Add a comment to a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the topic, which you want to comment, and click ADD COMMENT under the topic.
  4. Enter a comment to the field. If you want to attach a file to the comment, click the following icon:

  5. Click SEND.

Forward a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click required topic and click Forward:

  4. Click the user, whom you want to forward the topic, or use the search field to find required user.

  5. Click SEND. You should see the following notification:

    Link sent.

Move a topic to another channel

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Move to channel:

  4. Search for required channel, click it, and click MOVE. You should see the following notification, for example:

    Topic moved to "Test" Channel

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Copy link:

    Or you can click the topic, then click the kebab menu, and click Copy link:

    You should see the following notification:

    Link copied to the clipboard.

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the kebab menu on the topic and click Send to:

    Or you can click the topic, then click the kebab menu, and click Send to:

  4. Click the user, whom you want to send the topic, or use the search field to find required user.

  5. Click SEND. You should see the following notification:

    Link sent.

Like a topic

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. Click the heart icon on the topic:

    Or you can click the topic and click the heart icon:

Customize the display of topics

  1. Click Channels:

  2. Search for required channel and click it.

  3. If you want topics in a channel to get displayed in blocks of 2 topics, click the following icon:

    If you want topics to get displayed as a list one after another, click the following icon: